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Recreational Wushu

Recreational Wushu Programming offers a structured systematic approach to training and physical development. As a recognized Olympic level sport, Wushu follows the principles and guidelines endorsed by Sport Canada and content material by the Chinese Wushu Association and the International Wushu Federation.

Clubs and schools recognized by WushuOntario adapt the Wushu Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTAD) that provides a reference point for all coaches when developing annual and long-term training plans. It acts as a guide for all support team members when making athlete and program – related decisions. Furthermore, the LTAD model directs the refinement and/or redesign of programs and administrative structures so as to maximize the development of all our participants regardless of their personal goals or stage of development. More specifically, the LTAD Model defines optimal training, competition and recovery programs based more on biological rather than solely chronological age.

By incorporating knowledge gained from the field of exercise science and by tailoring sport development programs around basic principles of growth and maturation, especially during the critical early years of development, the LTAD Model capitalizes on opportunities in training athletes when bodies will respond the greatest to different training stimuli. At the same time, it emphasizes the intellectual, emotional and social development of the athlete in recognition of the fact that sport can play a positive role in child, youth and adolescent development and the creation of healthy, functional and productive individuals.

WushuCanada’s Achievement Based Programming

People choose to participate in Martial Arts for many reasons whether it be, culture, motivation, self-defense, artistry or general fitness. The main goal of participation in any activity is to attain a sense of achievement and motivation towards a continuum of self-improvement. Within this context WushuCanada provides the foundation towards these goals through a progressive and comprehensive martial arts program. The program provides participants with the understanding of short and long term goals through a series of steps and achievements.

Program Framework:

• Achievement based learning on the ABC’S of sport (Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed)
• FMS (Fundamental Movement Skills) through Wushu skills (Striking, Kicking, Blocking, Jumping)
• Self-Defense, Self-Discipline, Confidence and Respect
• Fitness and Athleticism
• Focus and Attention Span in a Fun Environment

Program Content:

• Physical Development
• Forms & Routines
• Basics & Fundamentals
• Acrobatics & Introduction to Short Weapons
• Self-Defense & Introduction to Long Weapons